The University of Saskatchewan values diversity, and Aboriginal engagement is a strategic priority.

Unified Head, Department of Family Medicine

College of Medicine

Originally founded as the School of Medical Sciences in 1926, the College of Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan has come a long way from its humble beginnings.  Eighty eight years later, the College of Medicine provides a full range of academic programming including undergraduate and post-graduate medical training, physical therapy and undergraduate and graduate programming in the Biomedical Sciences.

The Unified Head, Department of Family Medicine will provide the leadership necessary to ensure the seamless integration of the academic and clinical activities of the department.

The Unified Head reports directly to the Dean of the College of Medicine. The Unified Head is accountable for the leadership of the department and for contributing to the leadership of the College of Medicine and the health region they are based in. Accountabilities include the creation, alignment and implementation of the department’s teaching, research and clinical plans and ensuring the academic and clinical quality of the department.

The Unified Head’s major responsibilities include: support the goals and priorities of the health region; full participation in the planning processes for the college and the health region; oversight of the academic and clinical work of the department; ensuring accountability of the Provincial Academic Clinical Funding Plan (P-ACFP); recruiting, developing and retaining high-quality clinicians, faculty and staff; prudent and responsible management of financial resources and the use of those resources to their best advantage for the purposes for which they were intended; provision of a healthy and positive work and learning environment.

The Department seeks an experienced and visionary leader who has an established academic track record, administrative leadership experience, and strong interpersonal skills. The Unified Head will be an MD or MD/PhD and have the ability to achieve professional certification in Saskatchewan. The Unified Head’s ability to be an ambassador for the Saskatchewan community, open minds and raise performance levels will have long lasting effects on the University of Saskatchewan’s national and international reputation.

The Unified Head can be based in Saskatoon or Regina.

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The University of Saskatchewan is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the university community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The university welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.